Document Type

Brief

Category

Profiles in Public Integrity

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

Jaime Torres-Melo is the Veedor (Ombudsman) of the city of Bogotá. The Veeduría Distrital is responsible for citizen oversight, corruption prevention, procurement controls, accountability and handling complaints and claims in the district and local administrations within the city. The agency seeks to promote citizen oversight, improve public management in Bogotá and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of public policies. Jaime holds a MSc. in Development Management from The London School of Economics (LSE). Jaime has been a professor at several universities and held a number of positions within the non-governmental sector and the Colombian government, among other roles.

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